New England Cuisine
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 5:00-9:00 p.m
“Bee Happy” Hour Tues, Wed, Thurs from 5:00-6:00 pm
Join us for Dinner, relax with a cocktail in our lounge, or slide up to our bar before enjoying dinner on one of our beautiful porches, or by the fire in the main dining room. Come experience why the Chestnut Grille is the ultimate dining destination, and one of the best restaurants in CT.
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday Closed
Chef Kristofer Rowe
Chef Kristofer Rowe started his culinary career at the Egremont Inn in Massachusetts. His love for working at this small country inn inspired him to attend the Culinary Institute of America. He completed his internship at Wheatleigh, a Relais and Cheateau Property, in Lenox, MA.
After graduating on the Dean’s List, he decided to return to the Berkshires at Old Inn at the Green in New Marlborough, MA and was promoted to Executive Chef.
In 2000, Kristofer decided to move to the shoreline, where he spent several years at the Old Saybrook Point Inn and the Inn at Chester before joining the Bee and Thistle Inn as Executive Chef.
Chef Kristofer’s kitchen is a beehive of activity; bringing the highest level of excitement to the experience of dining. He uses only the most fresh, local and seasonal ingredients to produce his award winning, Zagat rated menu. In his spare time, Kris’ passion is capturing incredible wildlife photography.
VIEW OUR SAMPLE GRILLE & LOUNGE MENU
Chowder of the Day $8
White Bean Dip, Warm Olives, Toasted Baguette $6
Oysters of the Day, White Balsamic Mignonette $3 each
Roasted Red and Golden Beets, Feta, Avocado, Mint $10
Spinach, Warm Bacon-Orange Dressing, Great Hill Blue Cheese, Hazelnuts $9
Endive, Granny Smith Apples, Walnuts, Celery $9
Duck Confit Quesadilla, Black Beans, Blue Cheese, Salsa Verde $10
House Cured Gravlax, Payusnaya, Lemon Potato Cake $12
Grilled Quail Wrapped in Applewood Smoked Bacon, Local Honey $14
Grilled Hanger Steak, Wild Mushroom Hash, Fresh Roasted Artichokes $28
Roasted All Natural Chicken Breast, Parmesan Bread Pudding, Spring Onions $23
Lemon-Coriander Crusted Salmon, Asparagus, Wheat Berry Salad $27
Pan-Roasted Long Island Duck Breast, Curried Basmati Rice, Cherry Chutney $29
Wasabi Sesame-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna, Ginger Cucumber, Asian Slaw $26
Four Cheese Cannelloni, Fresh Herb Béchamel $19
Philly Hanger Cheese Steak Sandwich, JoJo Potatoes $14
Chef Kristofer Rowe
Permittee Linnea Rufo
VIEW OUR SAMPLE SET PRICE MENU FOR THURSDAY EVENING
Set Price Menu
Three Course Thursday Evenings, Changes Weekly
Soup or Salad
Chef’s Choice of Two Entrees from our Grille Menu
Two Seasonal Desserts
Regular and Naturally Decaffeinated Coffee
and Selection of Fine Teas
Thursday- Three course dinner for Two, With a Bottle of Wine, $75 per couple
plus tax and gratuity
The Chestnut Grille is always serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for parties of 10 or more, seven days a week. Enjoy a private dinner in this gracious home; voted one of the best restaurants in Old Lyme CT. Please contact us for more information.